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9th Grade

Welcome to your first year of High School! The beginning of high school is an exciting time. Students may be adjusting to a new school, making new friends and becoming more independent. Here are some things you can do to succeed this year:


  • Keep up your grades and continue good study habits
  • Talk to your counselor about:
    • Graduation Requirements
    • 4-year plan/ Credit check
    • Post Secondary plans 
    • Your high school courses reflecting your career plan
    • Concurrent enrollment options
  • Log in to Naviance to complete assessments including:
    • Strengths Explorer
    • MI Advantage
  • Review general college admission requirements
  • Attend College Fairs & College Campuses
  • Begin to think about and talk to your parents about a college financing plan
  • Balance your school work with extracurricular activities that help you explore your interests
  • Practice time management and learn new skills
  • Start your search for scholarships-some are available as early as 9th grade 


  • Talk to your child about his or her interest and help match those interests with a college major and career
  • Monitor your child’s grades and arrange tutoring if necessary
  • Attend Parent Conference Night to meet with your child's teachers to discuss his or her grade and performance in classes
  • Attend College Fairs and College Campuses
  • Get tips on helping your child with homework and issues of early teen years